Friday, September 11, 1998

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  • President’s Options After Starr’s Report

    Lawyers familiar with Kenneth Starr’s 445-page report to Congress investigating the president say the report contains evidence that Clinton committed perjury, obstructed justice, tampered with witnesses and abused the power of his office.

  • Chile Remembers 25 Years Since U.S. Backed Coup

    Twenty-five years ago today the democratically elected government of Chilean President Salvador Allende was overthrown in a U.S. backed coup. Afterward, Chileans endured a dictatorship that resulted in thousands dead and imprisoned. During the current domestic scandal, views have emerged suggesting Clinton and previous presidents should have been impeached, but for different reasons. They include aiding the overthrow of a democratically elected government.

  • Unocal Petition Creates New Strategy in Addressing Corporate Abuses

    A coalition of nearly 30 organizations in California yesterday presented the state’s Attorney General Dan Lungren with a 120-page petition demanding that the state government revoke the oil giant Unocal’s corporate charter. Coalition representatives say UNOCAL is responsible for crimes committed in relation to their partnership with foreign governments.

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